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The Ivel Valley School team are able to provide a variety of training courses, including bespoke training for individual settings or services.

We host training for mainstream and special schools in our purpose built Hub and are able to provide lunch and refreshments.

Our training includes Team Teach, Signalong, Autism training and more. We are happy to discuss individual training requirements with schools. Examples of other recent training courses include Lego Therapy, Mental Health First Aid and regional moderation meetings.

We are able to provide bespoke training packages for schools on request.

If you would like to know more, please contact the School Office:

Engagement Model Training

Date: Monday 27th June

Time: 9:00-12:30

Venue: The Hub, The Baulk, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 ONL 


This Engagement Model Training will focus on three key areas

  1. Understanding the engagement model and the use of observations

  2. Plan, do, review 

  3. Reporting and accountability

Intended Outcomes

  • To understand what the Engagement Model is

  • To explore what is meant by the term Engagement

  • To understand who the engagement model is for

  • To begin to explore how the Engagement Model links to the 4 areas of need (EHCP)

  • To discuss the power of observation

  • To make links between the engagement model and the curriculum

  • To develop confidence in using the engagement model to inform teaching and learning

  • To understand how the information gathered from the engagement model feeds into next steps and informs progress

This training is intended to give schools an opportunity to reflect on their own practice and decide how best to move forward with incorporating the Engagement Model into their own setting. Further information will be sent out to attendees outlining suggested materials to bring along to the session. 

There is no charge for this training. For any further information regarding the training, please contact Emilie Smith at